University Day Picnic & Student Activities Fair

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September 13, 2016
3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thompson Hall Lawn

Rain Date: September 14, 2016

Members of the campus community, and the surrounding communities of Durham, Lee and Madbury, celebrate the beginning of the new academic year with a picnic and outdoor festivities held on the lawn of Thompson Hall.

The University Day Campus Picnic and Student Activities Fair is a great way for UNH students to find ways to participate in the university community. Student organizations will be recruiting new members and UNH departments will be promoting their services and benefits to the campus community.

Free to all!



Interactive Web Map   Printable PDF

Internal Exhibitor Guidelines can be found here.
External Exhibitor Guidelines can be found here


Volunteers will be needed to help with face painting, popcorn and cotton-candy machines, and more. Please contact Alyssa Holland '15 at to get involved.


Dining Hall Information

The UNH dining halls will be closed for dinner. The dining hall hours will be: 
Stillings 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Philbrook 7:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will re-open for late night 6:30-11 p.m. 
Holloway Commons 7:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Check back for additional information, including the UDay menu.


Main St. Traffic

Main Street will be closed between Edgewood Road and Garrison Avenue from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Traffic will be re-routed to Strafford Avenue.

Parking Information

If you are coming from off-campus, special arrangements have been made for this event to offer parking free of charge in A Lot (E:12) after 3:00 p.m. 

#MYUDAY Contest

Show us your UDay experience in one instagram post using #MyUDay and tag @unhstudents.

  • Try Something new
  • Discover a student org
  • Enjoy the UNH Dining BBQ

2015 Winners
Top Video: Dominguez $25 gift card to Young's Restaurant
Top Photo: Vitor Engelmann $25 gift card to The Works Bakery and Cafe
Second Place Photo: Megan English $20 gift card to Aroma Joe's 

See who won the 2014 contest!


Music by Sowa Entertainment 
Sandy Candy and Face Painting by Fun Enterprises 
Balloon Animals by Dave Anderson 
Music by the UNH Wildcat Marching Band 
Aerial fabric demonstrations by the Department of Theatre and Dance 
Photo Booth provided by New Hampshire Photo Fun Booth

Photo Galleries

View photos from previous years
2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008


UNH Student Organizations, Departments and Programs or for General Questions
Contact Megan Brunelle 

Businesses and Non-UNH Organizations 
Contact Megan Brunelle 

University Recognition Questions for Student Organizations 
Contact Nate Hastings